Finishing up Naked Spirituality by Brian McLaren. Two of the final chapers are about silence, a topic, a practice that is dear to my soul, to my survival, to my existence.
This is the quote at the beginning of chapter 26, which is entitled, [ . . . ]: Naked, Clothed in Silence.
Silence is the language of God, and the only language deep enough
to absorb all the contradictions and failures that we are holding
against ourselves. God loves us silently because God has no case
to make against us. The silent communion absorbs our self-hatred,
as every lover knows.